Instructor/ Chemistry

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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Field of specialization
Green Chemistry
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry at New Mexico Tech invites applications for an Instructor of Chemistry position, with appointment to begin Fall 2022. This is a full-time, permanent position. The successful candidate will teach introductory and intermediate Chemistry courses and may additionally teach advanced and graduate courses. The candidate should also help attract majors to our program. A typical course load will be 12 credits per semester; summer teaching may be an option, as well.  Applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. A Master’s degree in Chemistry is required at the time of application. A PhD is preferred.

New Mexico Tech offers an American Chemical Society certified Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemistry, along with options in Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree pathway is available to students who prefer a broader curriculum. The Department of Chemistry serves the entire campus, as all BS students must complete a year of General Chemistry. Our Chemistry major is distinguished by its rigorous curriculum, including upper-level electives. A strength of our program is early involvement in research, including mandatory engagement in 2 semesters of mentored research during the senior year. We have well-established graduate programs in Chemistry, including master’s, accelerated master’s, and PhD pathways.

For best consideration, please apply by November 15, 2021. Candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a single PDF document, including all of the following: cover letter including the names and addresses of three professional references; curriculum vitae (CV); summary of teaching experience; and statement of teaching philosophy. Materials should be sent to c/o Rosa Jaramillo and copied to the search committee chair ( – Put IC2022 in the e-mail subject line). Inquiries should also be directed to Jeffrey Altig.

NMT is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.

New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque with its many attractions, and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.

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